The big sister of the Gold Women's 13, the Crescent Moon Gold Women's 15 snowshoe provides female winter sport enthusiasts with a high-performance combination of flotation and maneuverability. The unique, teardrop shape is ergonomically designed to ensure that women can maintain an easy, natural walking stride in snow and ice, making it easy to climb and hike over trail and backcountry conditions.
Reflecting a commitment to environmentally-responsible manufacturing, Crescent Moon does not use any PVC in its snowshoes. Crescent Moon snowshoes are manufactured in the U.S. through the use of 100% wind power and at least 95% of all scrap and waste materials are recycled.
The frames of the snowshoes found in Crescent Moon's Women's Series showcase steeply shaped toes and an exaggerated teardrop shape. These features cater to the female snowshoe enthusiast, accounting for the fact that, on average, women have a shorter walking stride than men.
The Gold 15 Women's snowshoe sports Crescent Moon's innovative step-in Single-Pull-Loop (SPL) binding. The SPL binding features a molded polyurethane stirrup that captures your foot with a single pull of the loop strap, resulting in equal tension across the harness without the need to fuss with several individual strap adjusters. To close the binding, a polycarbonate buckle ratchets your heel snugly into place for a secure and comfortable fit. Once locked, it will not slip or loosen. In addition, Crescent Moon has applied the aeronautical engineering principle of redundant design to the binding mechanism. With six rivet locations securing the binding strap to the frame, you could cut the support strap in half and still make it home with your binding intact.
To ensure optimal flotation, the Gold 15 Women's snowshoe is balanced to distribute your body weight across the entire shoe. This design also makes the snowshoe easier to pull out of the snow, so you don't have to work as hard to walk, hike or climb. The unique teardrop shaped platform is based on the shape of your foot, wide at the ball and narrow at the heel. Instead of forcing you to waddle, the ergonomic design helps your feet clear away from each other with every step, ensuring a smooth, natural stride and allowing you to concentrate on your adventure.
The frame of the Gold 15 Women's snowshoe is made from lightweight aircraft-grade aluminum tubing, which is shaped by hand and welded for incredible strength, durability and reliability. A durable powder-coat finish offers excellent protection from the elements, reduces ice build-up and enhances the aesthetics of the shoes. The decking is made from an ultra durable, lightweight material called TGS. It is extremely resistant to abrasion and textured for additional traction and performance.
The Gold 15 Women's snowshoe employs Crescent Moon's three-claw crampon traction system, providing optimal grip. Inherently better than standard two-crampon systems, it features a genuine toe claw. As you walk, you use your whole foot, shifting your weight for balance and traction with each step. The stainless steel teeth and claws dig in not only at the heel and ball of your foot, but also at the toe, giving you complete control.
Sold in pairs, the Gold 15 Women's snowshoe is suitable for a total weight (user and gear) of up to 200 pounds.
Crescent Moon part number: G15